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Posts tagged: Dr. John D. Arras

International panel named to review scientific trials

Kicking off a five-month study of the ethics around contemporary human subjects clinical trials, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues today named an International Research Panel to study the issue. The international panel consists of 14 members, of which 10 are from outside the United States. The announcement follows a request by […]

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Aristotle would be proud: `Prudent vigilance’ for synthetic biology

Since there are so many unknowns about synthetic biology, should the federal government follow Europe’s approach to genetically modified food? That is, not allow research to go forward until it’s proven safe? That question was posed by Dr. John D. Arras, a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, during its […]

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